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XRT newsletters from 1988

Saturday Morning Flashback: 1988 [Playlist]

You weren’t checking out websites back in 1988. For the inside scoop on what was going on at XRT and beyond, you checked your mailbox for Inside WXRT, our monthly newsletter. You could read about [...]


(Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

Saturday Morning Flashback: 1977 [Playlist]

In the year that saw the death of the King, music was re-energized. Debut releases from artists like Talking Heads, Elvis Costello, the Clash, and others offered an invigorating challenge to the predictable mainstream rock bands of the mid-70s.


(Photo Credit: Danny Clinch)

Saturday Morning Flashback: 1980 [Playlist]

The 1980 “Miracle on Ice” has been mentioned more than a few times during coverage of the Sochi Games, and for good reason. That semi-final match pitting U.S. collegiate underdogs against the mighty Soviet Union [...]



Flashback: The Making of “I’m Not In Love” by 10cc [Listen]

Johnny Mars will be behind the board for Saturday Morning Flashback — 1977. He just dropped my a line saying he’s going to give a spin to 10cc’s “I’m Not In Love,” early in the show. This is a track full of 70s studio magic and worth checking out in more detail.

If you have a few free minutes, watch this short documentary on the making of the song below and how the band used vocal loops the create the breathy atmosphere that makes this recording so unique.



Saturday Morning Flashback: 5/11/13 [Playlist]

Next week: 1983 This Week’s Playlist: 1992 Song – Artist Steam – Peter Gabriel Love – The Sundays Friday I’m in Love – The Cure Beneath the Damage and the Dust – Peter Himmelman Saturday [...]


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Saturday Morning Flashback: 5/4/13 [Playlist]

1975. The Vietnam war finally ended, Mayor Richard J. Daley was reelected to an unprecedented 5th term, Bruce Springsteen was simultaneously on the covers of Time and Newsweek, and by the end of the year, [...]



Saturday Morning Flashback: 4/20/13 [Playlist]

1971: The new decade was just starting to rise from the shadows of the tumultuous ’60s. But let’s not get overly dramatic. The essence of 1971 was a lot of great music that holds up [...]


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Saturday Morning Flashback: 3/30/13 [Playlist]

That’s a 1977 photo of your shaggy best friend in the whole world with one of the best bands in the whole world. It was an exciting time for music and culture and we’re not [...]



Saturday Morning Flashback: 2/16/13 [Playlist]

1988, starring Bono, John McClane, Tracy Chapman, Dan Quayle, Murphy Brown, and the Traveling Wilburys. It’s been 25 years since Michael Jordan won his first MVP trophy and those big banks of artificial lights went [...]



Saturday Morning Flashback 1992 [Playlist]

It was in 1992 when Chicagoans learned more that we ever wanted to know about the 50 miles of freight tunnels deep in the bowels of our fair city. That’s the year when a piling [...]



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